Iggy and T.I.

Hip-Hop Rumors: Azealia Banks Goes Off on T.I. for Defending Iggy Azelia!

T.I. stopped by DJ Drama’s show on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 earlier this week with his newest Grand Hustle signee, Australian rap cutie, Iggy Azelia. Iggy was the lone female on XXL’s 2012 Freshman cover, a fact that Harlem emcee Azealia Banks was none too happy with.

Banks cited that someone who calls herself a “slave master” in one of her songs should not be celebrated within the Hip-Hop culture.

When asked about the Banks’ comments, Iggy had this to say:

“This is my day and it’s my achievement. You have to work to have your own achievements, with all due respect. Instead of worrying about who else is on there, you should just be happy that I’m on there as a woman for women, and if you want to have your own achievement, work and have your own achievement. I can’t take what’s meant for you and you can’t take what’s meant for me.”

T.I., who admitted he had no idea who Banks is, went straight to the jugular with his comments:

“Strategically if she really cares about a freshmen cover maybe she could hope that she’ll suck enough to get shelved and then next year when the freshmen cover comes back around, maybe she’ll still be a freshman. If you spend half of your day getting money and the other half of your day counting money, you ain’t got no time in your day to worry about nobody else.”

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Azealia Banks caught wind of the interview and went off on T.I. on her twitter.

“Lol I NEVER needed the next n-gga to sit up on a radio show with me and defend me. Furthermore, n*ggas r sitting up here trying to mask/defend what homegirl said. F*ck outta here. Everybody got something slick to say, but no one got an explanation. Come on T.I…. N*ggas is not scared of u and whatever sh-t u got to say on some radio show. @tip you corny for that one. How u a grown man commenting on what’s going on between two girls. Come on son. Stop it. Ruin my career: what f*cking ever… Y’all wish.”

Today Banks added:

“This situation is really funny to me. It’s not like I said some foul out of the water sh-t about Iggy Azalea… I questioned her artistic integrity because of insensitive lyrics. Its not like I made up some bullsh-t and came at her head. In fact the issue wasn’t even really her. The issue was XXL. Why were the only three females nominated for that cover kreayshawn, v-nasty and iggy? Where was Rapsody, or nitty Scott, or Angel Haze? But y’all n-ggas don’t hear me tho. LOL. I think what’s even more interesting about this, is how unable Iggy is to explain herself. T.i can’t even explain for her. Those r my last comments about it. The Internet is making me look like a villain.”

Do you think T.I. overstepped his boundaries by commenting on the situation? I know one thing. Banks is definitely looking like the 2012 Mad Rapper right now! Stop it 5!

  • clos1881

    I don’t like female rappers period but im definitely not feeling these white chicks coming with all this racial shit

  • dayleedumped

    banks got the cover for XXS Mad freshman of the yr

  • Forwhatitsworthtowho

    Nobody was listening the first time so she tried it again.  Failure should not be ur goal Banks.  If u have to talk, only do it to a beat.

  • Rayo Chelios

    Iggy cleared up and explain the “slave master” lyrics.  She was paying homage to Kendrick Lamar, who originally said “when the relay starts I’m a runway slave” and Iggy through the word master in there, followed by “shitting on the past gotta spit it like a pastor” – trying to state that she has overcome/mastered her past and “just as many feel pastors shit on the bible or biblical history…although
    they mean no ill and just have their own take, hence the lyric ‘gotta
    spit it like a pastor.”  She also admitted the line was tacky and careless, and apologized if it offended anyone.  I’m riding with Iggy, b/c Banks just sounds bitter.  I mean hell – at least it wasn’t Kreyshawn or V-Nasty on the cover! 

  • MadVillain

    this iggy bitch is straight up white trash, cant stand how she looks and talks. weather the bitch can spit or not is irrelevant if she sounds dat bad talking… 

  • binary_star

    If a white rapper calls themselves a slave master you’re supposed to be mad about that.

  • all these unlce toms on here defending this trash,  look how fast uncle tom,coon rapper TI was quick to defend her, how about when music was released about EM calling black women bitches and hoes and talking shit about black women, what about V-Nasty saying nigga even to a black guy on a video when she was arguing with him she didnt say it to him in a we cool term,  why dont he stand up to that shit, or others rappers, they quick to go at eachother,,,uncle tom shit,,   rap on the radio is not HIP HOP anyway its music that the industry says is HIP HOP they are choosing what gets put out, and the more gimmick and ABC raps you can have it will sell,  look all these coon drug dealing rappers are out, and its so much talent out that is not on major labels, that realy have talent and take what they do as an art, but they want to feed people dumbed down music,,,  and people are dumb enough to buy it,,

  • SDS_Overfiend

    First off You Niggas is Bitches in the First place Cause this white Bitch is the Furthest thing from Hip hop.. T.I. only signed her cause she is “Off” and “White” Enough to sell a few records.. Sad how Black people kill there own just for stepping up for their own… SMH!!!
      @Sydney – If she is the Mad Rapper of  2012 atleast she has one thing going for her already.. Bullshit ass rumors section.. Step your shit up.

  • rep87

    Whenever the industry pick these rookies  they not out here in the streets they follow what the  majors are backing, so good artist allways get picked over ,TI is a puppet we watched him go from a real street dude to a industry puppet they had to spank him a couple times to get his attention now he got tv shows and putting his daughter on she was throwing up them DEVIL HORNS on a photo shoot on the little tv show now to help ruin hip hop they throwing a bunch of none talent white female rappers out here backed by black rappers from Gucci mane and now TI ,rap music today has been ruin it doesnt have but one side GARBAGE !

    • Sexy_Sabe

      damn u said it! Smh its sad but everything u said was true.

  • This is the first time where I conclusively have not liked T.I.

    I lost all respect for him when he was going at Azealia Banks, without even having a clue what her supposed discontent was.

    If Iggy is indeed a Slave Master… then T.I. is undoubtedly Sambo who in a bizarre twist of events has signed Massa Iggy Azelia to Uncle Tom’s Cabin Records.

  • I have no idea who any of these broads are……. Guess I am getting old!!

  • TheReaEmajor_on_twitter

    Maaaan lmao!! allhiphop yall trippin…yall kno watz goin on in this industry….all white girls nominated? Slave Master!!?? Banks I nver heard of but still has a very great point. Btw, she does not come accross as a hater….jus sum1 questioning whats goin on….

  • TheReaEmajor_on_twitter

    Also  Iggy Azelia  is not a cutee…..at least without make up comon son!! ahahaha everybody thirsty nowadayz

  • Breakdabars

    Agree with most of these comments on here. I have given up on rap and only come on hip hop sites once in a while its all trash. We gave ourselves to other people and they are now destorying hip hop with our help…so sad

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

       now thats ill … like u sad the sad part is … WITH OUR HELP …. so sad but so so so so true smh 🙁

  • Breakdabars

    I agree with Banks and I was definity that her all day over those white non rapper bitches. Everything she said is the true and XXL has lost credibity for that stupid freshmen list. Oh that’s right the head person is some other person, it all makes sense now.

  • This chick Sydney Lace is the worst blogger in the game.. Every comment made at the end of her posts discredit the entire post.. smdh. Definitely cutting down my All Hip Hop time

  • BoldSpice

    That’s his artist why wouldn’t he defend her. You people kill me. Everybody want to be pro black now. Let Eminem say it and your tongue flies so far up his @zz you can taste his brains. And didn’t we hear dude use “the N word” on a song? Yeah don’t nobody wanna remember that. Black History month over you can stop faking now.

    • NoGoBoi

       So you co-signing what she said? You co-signing those white girls saying ni@@a? You co-signing all that shhh right? That’s my questions to you.

      • BoldSpice

        Well first my nig i don’t do much co-signing if we aint blood. And to tell you the truth i don’t care what she said. Don’t affect my life either way. I live in the South playa i see racism every day i leave the house. But i did say Em straight up said the word and cats still slob dude  balls. So what’s the difference? If you gonna let one do it might as well let em all do it. White bread is white bread as far as i’m concerned.

      • NoGoBoi

        Ok, regarding ghe em situation i remember people speaking out regarding that, so even if the masses let it slide we still had some individuals let it be known that bullshhh was a no fly zone. Regarding my question to you, since you don’t co-sign if it aint yo blood, do you agree or disagree is my question to you? You say it don’t matter either way to you, but since you posted a comment on here that i thought was questionable, i directed the question to you. I grew up in chicago and live in the south now, racism is everywhere and in my eyes that shhh don’t fly with me wherever I’m at, i don’t care if the majoritg condone it. So ill ask again, do you agree with it? Regarding any of the white argist that spewed some racial/sideways shhh?

      • BoldSpice

        No my nig i don’t agree or disagree with that sh!t. Baby from another country i don’t know what they do over there. But at the same time, I ain’t one of them dudes that let ritz crackers call me ni99a. If i catch one saying it i try to make it the last time they ever wanna hear the word. But some cats cool wit that. Make it hard to regulate. If they aint saying it to me then it aint my issue, so again i don’t care what she said.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        1st lmao off @ your name .. second go google her music first then come back and talk that stuff … if this is TI artist smh … but i can understand him standing behind her … but if TI signed this chick ?? smh

      • BoldSpice

        Ummm O.K. What are you 5 years old laughing at a name? Grow up fool. I googled both of their music neither is wack. Both sound like they trying to bring that old Kim back. And looks to me like that song dropped 6 months ago and baby didn’t open her mouth about it til she got beat out for the mag cover. That’s called hating my ni99a. But look like your well versed in that department. Besides like i said you probably one of them hoe @zz ni99as that get on his knees for Eminem when he did worse. SMH!

      • cphilano

        Not even sure when baby girl heard the white girl’s music. Maybe she ain’t check what white girl did until after she saw the cover with three white chicks as the new face of Hip Hop like the rest of us did. Maybe home girl heard that ish and then said what she said. Just because it came out 6 months ago don’t mean it’s been heard for that long. I didn’t hear it 6 months ago. But, if I see a rap mag with three white girls as the face of up and coming Hip Hop, I’m going to go find out if they nice or not.

      • NoGoBoi

        1st you understand TI condoning and riding with her? then you say you wouldn’t let a “ritz cracker” say it to you? then you said if they ain’t saying it to your face, you don’t care? Last you’ll make it the last time they wanna even hear the word? this is my last response to you bout this, cause anytime a grown man can bouce around like that and be so hypocritical, I know everything else they say is full of shhh. I can respect a man’s opinion but that doesn’t mean I agree with it. “If you won’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

      • BoldSpice

        Look here homie. Ain’t no bouncing. I guarantee you 70 % of the white people you know done said “the n word”. Do you care? No not unless they said it to you. I’m supposed to be mad because you mad? The b!tch aint did shit to or for me. Your issue seems to be im not standing, falling, or agreeing with you. I don’t follow crowds or join lynch mobs. I got my own life to deal with. And getting mad at white folks for being racist would be a full time job with no pay.

      • NoGoBoi

        And not to be on no slick shh, but I’m not ya nig, ya brah etc.. I’m just another person on here posting my opinion and questioning what i dont agree with.

      • Kenneth Rossin

        Black, white, purple, green….It dont matter. If you have the talent to do something then you should and the nigga defines an ignorant person, not skin color. So dont you think you sound ignorant by trying to judge who is allowed to say it.

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  • NoGoBoi

    I hate a ignorant mofo, but what’s worse is an ignorant black person. T.I. has always been a sucka type ni@@a to me. I remember debating wit my homeboys back in 2001 bout this cat, since his first album, I always thought he was full of shhh, the way he talks, what he talks about and what he portrays. T.I., Gucci and any other cat out here co-signing these disrespectful mofo’s out here disrespecting our race/culture and turn around and pimp it, y’all should be ashamed of yourselves. All money ain’t good money, just because you can get a million off of someone degrading you, your family and your history as a people, doesn’t make you a millionaire, that makes you a clown. People out here selling out for some crumbs and have the audacity to defend a mofo out here blatantly disrespecting them in their face. This is the same cats out here screaming, “I bet they won’t say it to my face.” Stupid mofo, they are saying it to your face, behind ya back, on your music, at your table, in yo car and in front of yo kids. Clown azz ni@@az smh. I love a person who is willing to speak up, even if it means jeopardizing their career for their integrity and morals, that’s what you call hip-hop and that’s also what you call BACKBONE! Damn shame these women speaking out more then these clown azz trick azz dudes.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

       EXACTLY !!!!!!! “All money ain’t good money” @ the end of the day these guys are doing it for the CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE in my rhianna voice and they want to lick the icing off uncle tom ass …. and it makes them even dumber when what they do it and it turns out to be a commercial fail a la Gucci & Vnasty collabo … smh … if there wasnt some kind of publicity or $$$ to gain out of that situation they wouldnt even be involved ….

    • LetsBeRealpeople

      You called it correct.

    • Sexy_Sabe

      You have by far the best post ive read. Its a damn shame niggas so blind the cant even see the wool being pulled over their eyes. 3 chicks nominated an they all were white? Seems like a conspiracy to me, first nicki sells out with his barbie shit an now all the new female rappers gettin shine are literally barbies wit uncle tom ass niggas pushing them into the limelight. Instead of signin a white rapper an defending her like she’s his flesh an blood, maybe he should have signed a talented blk female mc an helped the culture, but naw that would bne to much like right.

  • I’m liking Azealia Banks. I’m just hoping she doesn’t go into full Charles-Hamilton-crazy mode and ruin her own career.

  • Vikram662

    She’s just a hater plain and simple. She’s wack at anyways.

  • KingsCountyCrooklyn

    I was checking some of Iggy stuff up to this point. because of this clash of the titans shiit i will see what Banks got out on the lyrical tip. What is the name of the track Banks is referring to? 

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    I co-sign Azalea 100%!! The thing is, Iggy’s a better artist than her overall!! This will only be interpreted as hate! T.I., as usual comes off as ignorant & desperate to prove his “toughness”, but failed because he chose to diss a female, which is beyond WACK!! Truth be told, this whole argument & drama falls on XXL once again! They’ve created a climate of ignorance & stupidity at a publication I once considered top notch. But clearly the economy & a dying print-industry is affecting the way XXL does business & how they treat their stories. FAIL!!

  • William G. Lucca

    All them chick are wack anyway

  • BlovedDestroyer

    not an aota of a f*ck will be given.

  • like i say about all these female rappers….NONE OF THEM ARE BETTER THAN “RAPSODY”!!! if you dont know RapSody! Youre 4 mixtapes behind!

  • LetsBeRealpeople

    Those of you who don’t give a f$co about the bottom line issue raised in this article; stay sleep, and dare not raise ya head to to derail the matter at hand.

    Had my worries on Banks, but she called this correct. Skip all that distraction fake beef that’s been gettin’ so much lime time. Shots are fired and it’s on hip hop integrity, in the mainstream.

    Conditioned to wait to be called the word n/gger. Wait with a loaded gun, They own you, the word, the reason, and the trigger. Displayed and sold to the highest bidder. On lease you co-signed, you jig and boo’ed up, money piled-up..your bills are now paid, so you don’t give f&ck.

    When the Sister called out the sleeping sea serpent, you should take note. T.I. Can’t even wrangle and see what’s up. Saying he don’t know who Banks is, lie. He’s marketing an artist with name so f/cking close in the damn Goggle Search, please. He got to spend his halftime explain which one he is backing.

  • ladynamor

    Atlantic Records is on some plot against people shit! To think this all spawned from Marshall Mathers being hailed #1 and ALL those Stans like Chuck Creekmur and them co-signing with their blood, as if their lives depended on it! This ghost speaks with an Australian accent and raps like she is from the hood. LMAO-Remember Robert Downey on Tropic Thunder? SMH-Isnt it evident she owns slaves, look at T.I. He has given away the last shred of respect we had for him. This will haunt his career, as if he really even had one left. This is what we get for not fighting against the system. This is more sad than annoying.

  • BoldSpice

    You know some of you cats are up in arms over B.S. The first thing i got a problem with is that this song dropped 6 months ago why wait til she beat your @ss  out for a mag cover to have a problem with the verse? Boy if that aint hating i don’t know what is. If Eminem had dropped the exact same verse all of you monkeys would have been on your knees talking about it’s metaphor word play and the hardest verse ever. He made his name off of shock value and after being exposed as racist still got accepted and not one rapper stood up, so why can’t she do the same thing? That’s just how white folks think. If your gonna let one of them do it you better get ready to let all of them do it. Quit acting like monkey @zz fools. Talking about plots and plans then don’t you think by turning on T.I. means you falling into the same plans and plots you act like your already aware of?

    • Your argument that “because no one checked Eminem, no one should be allowed to check any white rapper”, is flawed, ridiculous, and frankly embarrassing. If you aren’t willing to step out from the pack and call BS when you see it, don’t be mad if the next person is. Azelia Banks heard something she didn’t like and she spoke on it. That makes her a hater? Try again.

      PS – Get off TI’s magic stick, bruh. Grand Hustle ain’t cuttin’ you no checks.

      • BoldSpice

        First off nigguh i didn’t say no one is allowed. And second i aint actually that big on T.I. Step out from the pack? Get real playboy do you even know what your talking about? Heard something she didn’t like? the song been out for 6 fuggin months. Racism is racism fukk boy if you gonna cry about one cry about all or shut the fukk up. Nobody should get a pass for being racist just because you like his music. Makes you a uncle Tom. Check yourself. Since i don’t feel embarrased your statement and weak @zz attempt at comedy is flawed, ridiculous and frankly stupid. Grow up and start having your own opinion.

        PS: Azela Banks aint cutting you no checks, so get off her tits and stay off my dick.

      •  SMH.

  • I think that T.I  is right , this girl Banks is just mad cause she’s not on the cover. The fact of the matter is that she needs to worry about her career and not what some chick is doing on the cover of a magazine. If she was really the artist she think she is then Banks would be on the cover instead of barking about someone via twitter. BTW go check out moneyandhiphop(Dot)com

  • Southcidal

    Slave master? Didn’t the other lil cracker biitch use the word niggah? If we support these broads we are about as lame as it gets as a people. And how can T.I. call himself a real stand up cat or a boss and he’s allowing one of his artists to slander his people and defending her actions. I’ll tell you one thing though, TI  had better be by her side 24 7, because somebody will see her about that.

    • AlbertoRipRon

      How can he support?  It’s money my dude.  Nothing else matters

  • Diemenz

    i agree with

    Azeali, she made better points then t.i thats 4 real please this white girl will be gone like million 


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  • AlbertoRipRon

    Nothing to get hyped up over.  All rappers mentioned will be a has been by the summer of 2012.  And everybody knows white girl/guy rapping is money in the industry nowadays.  It is what it is.  I’m too busy listening to that Bumpy Knuckles EP to be even a bit concerned about a snow flake saying things that YOU dudes let ride a long time ago. Stoodietyme is that bizness

  • Im losing more and more respect for this dude i seriously doubt if id do music with any ms artists they lose essence and virtue. No morals no true insight on anything outside of their own simple lives

  • Sexy_Sabe

    I agree with Banks on this one, T.I is selling out on this one IMO. HEy u knw how niggas do, jus look at history a nigga will always turn his bk on his own ppl for a quarter. Banks is the better rapper out of all four of the girls tht were mentioned in this article. Notice how out of all the chicks makin a buzz in the underground rap scene the only 3 nominated to be on XXL cover were all white? Coincidence maybe? Hell naw, the rap game has sold it soul for money an power. From lil wayne wearin green ugg boots an skate boarding all while claimin to be a “blood” an a “real ass nigga” to Mistah Fab defending a white girl sayin nigga an mockin blk culture, an right bk to T.I going at a young BLACK womans throat for questioning the lyrical skill an moral fabric of a white woman. A uncle tom is always gonna be around to hold black ppl to further himself, an I like T.I lot thats what makes this so bad. Im a real person though so whether I like a nigga music or not imma call a spade a spade an what he did was way fucked up. HE would have been better to say nothing, or say that he thinks iggy is talentedan deserved the cover an left it at that. He went in like he got personal issues with banks, like nigga first off thts a female u talkin bout. Rap music is being white washed anyway like every other popular blk music genre ever created. @ yrs from now the whole freshmen coverwill b all up an coming white rappers watch. I love EM so i dnt have a problem with wht rappers, but its becoming a gimmick to get rap cd sells an its gona backfire cuz one they get it, they wont give it bk.